James Harden Blames Media For Not Winning MVP

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James Harden Blames Media For Not Winning MVP

 

Last season, James Harden had the second-longest streak of 30-point games in NBA history. During this streak, second to only Wilt Chamberlain, Harden averaged 41.1 points per game during his streak.

On top of that, he lead the Houston Rockets to the playoffs, averaging 36.1 points, 6.6 rebounds, 7.5 assists and 2.0 steals. But ‘The Beard’ did not win the MVP award and finished the voting in second behind Giannis Antetokounmpo.

While Giannis is a deserving winner, I understand Harden being a little mad about the decision.

In a radio interview with 97.9 The Box, Harden now shared his thoughts on how the media influenced the MVP race. He said that once the media starts hyping up a player at the start of the year, they run with it for the rest of the season:

 

“Once the media, they create a narrative about somebody from the beginning of the year, I think they just take that narrative and just run with it the entire year. I don’t want to get into details. All I can do is control what I can do, and I went out there and did what I was supposed to do at a high level. There’s only a few other seasons that anybody has ever done that before.”

 

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